Trouble with fine motor skills

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   Posted 5/8/2009 10:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Does anyone have trouble with their fine motor skills?  I was eating lunch and I over shot my mouth with my fork twice.  I was feeding my cheek.  I hope that it is Lyme and not something else.  Anyone?

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   Posted 5/8/2009 1:59 PM (GMT -7)   
YES! I've had this problem off and on for a long time. The ONLY thing that helps me with it is practicing fine motor control. I play solitaire, try to control the computer mouse more carefully when playing games on the computer, that sort of thing. I'm sure if I spent a ton of $$ on special therapy for this, they'd have me doing fine motor control activities like moving salt from one container to another with a spoon, etc. ~ all stuff I can do on my own at home.
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   Posted 5/8/2009 3:21 PM (GMT -7)   
I also have this problem to add to the long list of others. It's very frustrating and embarrassing at times. Hopefully, with treatment this will improve for us.

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Date Joined Apr 2009
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   Posted 5/19/2009 11:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Add me to that list. My worst is dropping things - it's like my brain tells me I have it but I don't. Can't tell you how many things I've broken. And sometimes the tremors are so bad and hands hurt so much I can't unball my fists. Really fun when I'm at work...NOT.

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   Posted 5/19/2009 3:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Count me in too; yeah you could always hear where I was some time back, I broke stuff, walked against doorframes, let things fall down when I thought I put them on sth and so on. It got better over time.

Some training, similar to what Razzle explained, was helpful.

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   Posted 5/19/2009 3:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Lyme disease just continues to suck!
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